Department of Social and Political Sciences

University of Calabria


Arcavacata di Rende


Professor of Public Economics, Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Calabria

Other Affiliations:


Health, Econometrics and Data Group (HEDG)

Global Labor Organization

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I am a Professor of Public Economics at the University of Calabria and Researcher at RWI Essen. Previously, I worked at the University of Salerno and Catanzaro.

I received my PhD from the University of Calabria and a PhD specialization in Health Economics and Policy from the Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+).

I am member-elect of the Steering committee of the Italian Health Economics Association (AIES) for 2017-2020 and 2020-2023, Associate Editor of the journal Oxford Open Economics , on the Editorial board of the journal Economics and Human Biology, and member of the Scientific Committee of IWAEE.

My main research interests are in the fields of health economics and policy evaluation with a particular focus on the economics of risky behaviours and socio-economic status related health inequalities. On these topics, I've published papers in the European Economic Review, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Health Economics, Health Economics and Economics Letters, among others.